Champions of the Chesapeake


Join us on November 1, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 at Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC, for the 5th annual Champions of the Chesapeake.

Featuring keynote speaker Jeff Corwin.

Jeff Corwin

International conservationist and host of Expedition Chesapeake, Jeff Corwin

With sculpture art by award-winning Chesapeake Bay driftwood artist Larry Ringgold.

Larry Ringgold

Artist Larry Ringgold with one of his sculptures. Photo by Dennis Raulin.


This year we will honor:

The Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program for its creative approach to conserve habitat and biodiversity across a 385,000-mile corridor in the Chesapeake.

Kristin Thomasgard-Spence

Accepted by Kristin Thomasgard-Spence


The Conservation Fund for its signature commitment to conserve naturally and culturally important land across the Chesapeake and along the John Smith Chesapeake Trail.

Larry Selzer

Accepted by Larry Selzer


Ecosystem Investment Partners for their leadership to create new models of working capacity to finance results-focused restoration and conservation here in the Chesapeake.

Nick Dilks

Accepted by Nick Dilks


Buy your tickets today

Click here to see a slideshow of photographs from last year’s event.

For more information, please email [email protected].


This year’s sponsors:




Beveridge & Diamond                       Hogan Lovells



            Campbell Foundation       M&T Bank

Spectra Integration                   Molly Joseph Ward

        Wetland Studies and Solutions Inc.


Athens Paper     Herrington Harbour Marinas     Herrington On the Bay Catering

The Martin Architectural Group          The Severn Companies   Shore Bancshares

Total Wine & More       Turner Sculpture

Art installations graciously provided by Larry Ringgold


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to learn about sponsorship levels and benefits. To make your sponsorship, call Director of Development Melissa Ehrenreich at (443) 482-9083, or fill out the online form: